Iowa’s Virtual Dirt Track Classic Kicks Off Monday Night
The second annual Iowa's Virtual Dirt Track Classic, presented by Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson, kicks off Monday, January 23 with a live Facebook feed.
FACEBOOK LIVE: 2017 #VDTC Reveal Show
The #VDTC2017 Reveal Show will hit Facebook Live on Monday, January 23 starting at 7:30 PM-CST. Everyone will find out which drivers have been nominated for this year's virtual race. The feed will originate on K985.com's Facebook wall. To get a notification of when the broadcast begins like the page on Facebook, search @K985waterloo, or you can click here for K-98.5 Official Page (Waterloo, IA).
WHAT IS THE #VDTC:
Iowa's Virtual Dirt Track Classic is Townsquare Media Waterloo's version of a 'Most Popular Driver' contest. The event is powered by the race fans from across the Hawkeye state. The more votes a driver gets, the faster they go in this virtual race.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
The #VDTC2017 features five divisions and includes Modifieds, Late Models, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and SportMods/Bmods. To be eligible, a driver must meet one of the following requirements: a resident of Iowa, compete at a dirt track in Iowa on a regular basis, and/or compete in one of the Iowa-based tours. The only other parameter is that a driver must have had an outstanding year in 2016 to be considered.
Winning a track championship, an Iowa-based tour championship, or a national championship are examples of things the #VDTC2017 Nomination Committee considered when looking at a driver's 2016 resume. Things like key event wins, tour point standings, and All Iowa Points standings were also factored into their decisions.
Racing sanctioning bodies were not a consideration. It did not matter if a driver raced under IMCA, outlaw, USRA, or any other set of rules. All drivers who meet the eligibility requirements were evaluated.
YOUR FAVORITE DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST: Nominate Them
During the #VDTC2017 Reveal Show, not only will everyone find out who has been nominated, but there will be details on how a driver could still be added to the list. The show will tell Iowa Dirt Track Racing fans who everyone can nominate a driver. The #VDTC2017 At-Large Committee will weigh in before the field is locked in on Thursday, January 26.
VOTING BEGINS FRIDAY:
The Bill Colwell Ford Main Events voting begins on Friday, January 27 at 6:00 AM. Each week a handful of drivers will be eliminated until there is only one driver left in each division.
Matt Webb (Modifieds), Tyler Droste (Late Model), Jake Masters (Stock Cars), Justin Wacha (Hobby Sotcks), and Tony Olson (SportMods/Bmods) were crowned as the Iowa Virtual Dirt Track Classic inaugural winners.
HAVE SOME FUN:
Remember... this is designed for race fans to have some fun during the off-season, so enjoy and have some fun.
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